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Almo Professional A/V Hosts Five-City Samsung SUR40 Certification Road Show

Almo Professional A/V Hosts Five-City Samsung SUR40 Certification Road Show

Half-Day Training Held at Microsoft Training Centers
in Irvine, Calif.; Chicago; New York; Reston, Va.; and Dallas

Philadelphia, PA — October 10, 2012 — Starting next week, Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, is bringing free certification training for the Samsung SUR40 40-inch HD Interactive Touch PC with Microsoft PixelSense to resellers, consultants and integrators across the country.

The five-city training event kicks-off in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 15 and runs as half-day morning and afternoon sessions. It features in-depth training from the experts at Samsung, Microsoft and Brawn Consulting and is designed to give participants the instruction required to sell, specify and deploy the SUR40. With access to the SUR40, Almo Pro A/V partners can now bring an entirely new dimension of sharing, collaborating and exploration to commercial applications with the first large, thin display that recognizes fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen.

To register for an event, go to www.almoproav.com/samsungSUR40.

Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V said, “Because the SUR40 technology is so unique, we felt that it was extremely important to bring local training to our partners. This road show makes it as easy as possible for them to become certified experts on the SUR40, which can help create limitless new business opportunities.” Craigmyle added that participating partners will receive an exclusive offer to purchase an SUR40 demo unit from Almo Professional A/V at 50 percent off MSRP.

“The Samsung SUR40 Certification road show is a great way to explore the potential of this new and compelling interactive display solution, and continues our efforts to support channel partners through comprehensive training to keep them abreast of emerging technologies and trends,” said Richard Hutton, director of channel marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division.

The dates for the Samsung SUR40 Certification Road Show follow:

• Oct. 15, Irvine, Calif.
• Oct. 18, Chicago, Ill.
• Oct. 23, New York, N.Y.
• Nov. 1, Reston, Va.
• Nov. 13, Dallas, Texas

Two identical workshops will run at each session, the first from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the second from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., to give participants the flexibility to work the training into their schedules. Both sessions will include lunch. The agenda for each session follows:

• Samsung and Microsoft Partnership Overview: Samsung Executive Team
• Working with Microsoft PixelSense Software Developers for Engaging Content: Microsoft Certified Development Partners
• Specifiying and Deploying the SUR40 — Technical Training/Certification Course: Samsung Engineers and Brawn Consulting
• Samsung Technology Preview — New and Emerging Technologies: Samsung Executive Team

About the SUR40
The SUR40 is designed especially for use in hospitality, retail, education and finance applications. It can recognize unique optical tags and detect physical objects placed on its surface, such as room keys or a retail item which then trigger a response. Applications can be installed on the SUR40 that will allow it to share information from Internet and Bluetooth technology devices, while allowing content to be dropped and dragged from the device to the SUR40 surface. And, it can recognize and react to more than 50 points of contact simultaneously, to allow multiple people to collaborate and connect.

The SUR40 can be used as a table, mounted on a wall or built into a custom fixture to increase interactivity. With HD quality and four built-in speakers, the visual and sound quality provide a fully immersive experience.

The Microsoft PixelSense vision-based technology is what enables the touch and object recognition capabilities of the SUR40, so applications respond to tagged objects and people’s fingers. The SUR40 also features powerful computing, blazing speed, and quick and simple multitasking with fast and powerful graphics. It can be customized to exactly fit the specifications of the organization. And its four USB ports allow for content to be limitless and for peripherals such as scanners, video cameras and printers to be attached, creating an even more powerful business tool.

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About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s fastest growing distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 10 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level.

The Almo Professional A/V sales team is InfoComm-trained and the majority is CTS-certified. Almo Professional A/V has aligned with InfoComm International to offer courses worth CTS renewal units that enable partners to stay ahead. At the same time, the division works with industry vendors to bring live and online product training opportunities directly to channel partners.

Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

*All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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